Friday, July 24, 2009

"By The Pond", plein air oil painting

"By The Pond", 9 x 12", plein air oil painting

This is the second painting I did with my painting buddy Zelda. This one went much better and I credit that to another of the new surfaces I have been trying out. This one is on 1/8" birch plywood primed and sealed with amber Shellac. Now I REALLY like this surface. The first layers just go on like spreading butter on toast, and the subsequent layers go on nicely as well. It is possible to rub paint off to reveal the under colour which I like to do sometimes. This is another view of the same location that I did the larger painting "Early Evening Colour" posted on Feb 5th. I love it when I find a place that consistently gives good paintings.

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